River to the east of the Sea of Azov
In Ptol. 5,8,2 and 14 (Οὐαρδάνης/Ouardánēs) the most southerly of the seven rivers beyond the Tanais (Don) flowing from the east into the Maeotis (Sea of Azov), on which five cities are mentioned; the V., which is also known to Amm. 22,8,26, was a large navigable river which can be identified with the Kuban. In Antiquity it also had the name Hypanis , in the Roman period, however, it had the Sarmatic name V.